Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Penang Island

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Explore the topographic and biological variety of Malaysia at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), 2,562 hectares (6,330 acres) of protected landscape and wildlife. Head down to the beach to meet the crab-eating macaques living there, and pay a visit to the turtle breeding beach nearby. Spot stork-billed kingfishers around the wetlands, and discover the many species living in the mangroves: with six different types of habitat here, the diversity of animal and plant life is extensive. Once you've seen it from the ground, head up to the canopy walkway to gain a different perspective on the park's abundance. To find out how to plan a trip to Batu Ferringhi, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • There are 2 different paths you can take. One goes to monkey beach and other goes to pantai kerachut (kerachut beach\turtle sanctuary). We went to pantai kerachut. You can also take longer route from ...  more »
  • With the public bus is quite straightforward almost to the entrance of the Nationalparks.Hier also the terminus is so that you can not miss the Park. The Park has very helpful, we saw several birds - some monkeys and beautiful insects and a snake. We can really recommend anyone to spend a day here
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  • If you are a visit to det at Penang national park well worth the effort. We walked to Monkey Beach and then on to the lighthouse. Spicy stroll, but to do good, also for less experienced hikers. If you don't want to walk back you can take a boat back on Monkey Beach. We paid 50MR for two people. From Georgetown well served by bus 101.
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  • It's free to visit (only). Big, attractive. One of the best you can get from Malaysia Government. But take care if park rules. Stay safe while visiting
  • Fantastic place for hiking or to appreciate nature. Go for Pantai Keracut trail (2 hours trail) and you are going to love the cleaner version of Penang beaches. Don't forget to drop by at the turtle conservation center too.
  • The place is still great if you are heading towards Pantai Kerachut, might get a chance to see turtle hatch. I do not recommend you to go to Monkey beach, poorly maintain and boat ride should be around RM 40 per boat as of Feb 2017.
  • Beautiful place for trekking... Full slope climbing.. There are steps as well as trek, to climb the peak point..
  • Best place to escape! Out of people out of noise. Jungle track to kerachut beach for 2920m and 1 hour with normal speed

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